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How to Decoupage Fabric over Painted Wood Are you a fabric hoarder like me?  I have scraps upon scraps of decorator fabric I have “saved” for that one project I mighhhht do one day.  Well that day has come! You’ll Also Love: DIY Black and White Staircase I found the perfect project to try to […]

Trashy Tuesday, What the Junk? Happy Trashy Tuesday!  It’s been some time since I have share some of my amazing Dumpster Finds and Road Side Rescues! I haven’t stopped my trashy ways, I have just been BUSY!  As Retail Director for DIY Paints, Retailer of DIY Paints at Consignment Envy in Brentwood, CA and a […]

Get the Chippy Paint look using Debi’S Design Diary DIY Paint and a surprising little tool. I am in the process of switching from a PC to my MacBook.  In that process, somehow all my before and during pictures disappeared.  SIGH.  Cest la vis. Use your imagination.  Plain brown table, good bones, needs some love.  I […]

If your family is anything like mine,  there are always a collection of shoes somewhere near the bottom of the stairs, or the front door.  We have tried several different systems to corral the shoes, but I always disliked the massive shoe pile that would eventually build.  My solution? Get a Drawer turned Shoe Storage! […]

DIY Black and White Staircase ………….Is Completed!!  (except for the railings on the 2nd floor of my house that no one but my family can see and I am so over this project that I need a break before I can go back to painting all those 1 inch round railings…..that is next…) This post […]

Did you recently see a well loved mini van pulled over on the side of the Highway, a woman in skirt and heels, risking life and limb to pick up a filthy pile of wood planks?  Did you think “that woman is nuts”, or that poor woman, “look a load of wood fell out of […]

Before I share pictures and this post with you I have a disclaimer. No literature was harmed in this project. All books that were altered were not only dumpster dive finds but were the probably trash for the mind as well…..Not that they were THAT kind of trash, I go to the Dumpster not the […]

Do you have one of these? Old White Book Shelf, or Black, or whatever cheap color it was. They are literally a dime a dozen in the Dumpster World. After they have served their purpose, they are often unceremoniously thrown out with the trash. Wait! You can give that ugly old thing a new life. […]

  It’s here!  The easiest way to learn How To Make Paint Look Like Wood. **This post is my most pinned post!  It has been pinned literally millions and millions of time, thank you!  Please stick around, visit my Projects Page and see what else you might like to check out and try. I enjoy […]

Happy Trashy Tuesday! Well whatever day it is…in the Spirit of Trashy Tuesday…. Over the years I have found more of one type of furniture than any other.  CHAIRS! Why?  I think Chairs are a conundrum for people.  They can be hard to paint, or if a spindle breaks, or comes loose, it takes time […]

We have all seen cheap, assemble yourself-bookshelves, maybe we even have one in our home? I made mine over to look like a Ballard’s knockoff! Here are the items you will need: Items needed: 4 short legs of choice, plus plates Paint of choice (I LOVE Debi’s DIY 100% Natural Chalk and Clay Paint) Wax […]

Master Bathroom Makeover How To Paint a Sub Floor  And…I had ZERO budget.  You got that right.  ZERO budget to makeover of my Master Bathroom.  I wanted a Farm House look and I had to get very creative with everything I had on hand.  Paints, glazes, and the biggest conundrum of all, what to do with […]